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Events Wed Nov 16 2011

Craig Thompson @ the Book Cellar


Graphic novelist Craig Thompson reads from Habibi at the Book Cellar on Friday. Habibi is a sprawling, 672 page tale of love in the face of adversity set in the Middle East. Zadie Smith calls it "exquisite...a remarkable feat of research, care, and black ink, and a reminder that all 'People of the book,' despite the division of their individual traditions, share a mosaic of stories." Thompson's other books include Blankets and Goodbye, Chunky Rice. Seating will be limited; the Book Cellar advises arriving a good 20 minutes early. Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln, Friday, November 18 at 7pm.

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